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Name the North Commuter Parkway Bridge

Sharing Places, Sharing Spaces

TREATY 6 TERRITORY & HOMELAND OF THE MÉTIS

Celebrate the Aboriginal history, environment, and contributions of our diverse community with the Central Urban Métis Federation Inc. (CUMFI), Saskatoon Tribal Council (STC), Office of the Treaty Commissioner (OTC), Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN), and City of Saskatoon through naming the new North Commuter Parkway (NCP).

We’re responding to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action #79: “Participate in a strategy to commemorate Aboriginal peoples’ history and contributions to Canada”

Naming the NCP is an opportunity to unite our community and province in an act of reconciliation, and for all of Saskatoon’s citizens to see themselves in our community – in our shared places and spaces.

What are the criteria for the name of the NCP?

Nominations should meet one of the following guidelines:

  • Historical Name acknowledging an Aboriginal historical event or figure.
  • Word or Concept that embodies the spirit of community, coming together or connection.

How will the name of the NCP be chosen?

  • First Nation and Métis Elders will guide the cultural protocol for the naming project, including the blessing of the land which took place in May 2017.
  • Names will be gathered from the community.
  • Elders and Survivors will reflect and deliberate on the list of names in order to determine a shortlist of four names.
  • The community will be able to watch a short vignette on each of the four names and provide input online or in-person.
  • Community feedback will be considered before the final recommendation is made to City Council by CUMFI, STC, OTC, FSIN and the City.
In-Person Community Engagement Events

Sessions will be held throughout the month of October to offer opportunities for members of the community to learn more about the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada's Call to Action and participate in Naming the North Commuter Parkway Bridge. 

Sessions open to the public:

Tuesday, October 3 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. Rusty MacDonald Library (Auditorium)
Wednesday, October 4     6:00 to 8:30 p.m.     Alice Turner Library (Auditorium)
Thursday, October 12 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Central Urban Métis Federation Inc. (CUMFI)
Tuesday, October 17 5:00 to 7:30 p.m. Dr. Freda Ahenakew Library (Meeting Room)

 

Targeted Sessions:

Seniors / Old Peoples Gathering

Thursday, October 19  

 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.  

Saskatoon Police Service Headquarters

 

Students:

 

 

Date TBA

11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Gordon Oakes Red Bear Student Centre

Friday, October 13 12 p.m. (noon) Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies (SIIT)
     
     

Additional targeted sessions will be added to Saskatoon.ca/nametheNCP as they are confirmed.

Share your ideas for bridge names by completing the nomination form below.

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Find out more about City of Saskatoon Aboriginal Relations

 

Online Form : Name the North Commuter Parkway